01/31/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Be Good

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I believe this Newsletter is a prime example of why I began sending them out more frequently.  Without even trying, I had no
less than seven items which are not making this edition due to length restraints.  I'll have them ready soon, though.


From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 12/20/04 and 12/22/04 (Did I mention I was BEHIND?!?):

Hi Carol ... Check out this site:

www.OldeWythe.org

Hugs ...
Tom

   COOL BEANS!!!  Thanks, Babe!

Hi Carol ... here are two "now" shots of the Bill's Barbeque location. The close up one shows the lot itself ... and the
distance shot replicates the shot from 1957. If you blow up and crop you can get the exact same scene.
Hugs ...
Tom

Also from Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 01/08/05:

Carol ... here I am today in front of Bill's waiting for the waitress. Something seems amiss.

   I'll tell you - the service you get these days... Sniff... Nice plates on your Corvette - for a Crabber!  GIGGLES! 

THEN: NOW:  
 
Seafood Festival Parade, 1957 - Courtesy of the Olde Wythe Neighborhood Association and
the Hampton Library

www.OldeWythe.org
 

Wednesday, December 22, 2004 Wednesday, December 22, 2004 Saturday, January 08, 2005  

   At long last I've posted these.  Thanks, Babe!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/bills-BBQ.html


From Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX - 01/28/05:

Hi Carol,
 
We are in the process of moving our web hosting, so my personal email address is not working right now.  So, I'm
using my school email address.  I think I made hit # 30,000 this morning.
 
Hope you have a fantastic weekend.
 
Susan

  I thought it was you, Susan!  I started to say that the winner should not ask you how quickly I pay out the prizes, because I
never sent you your gift for making hit # 25,000 back on August 18, 2004!  But the good news is, I have that prize ready now,
and it'll be a piece of cake to finish another one similar to it and mail them both together.  Keep the faith, Susan - and thanks!


From Jennie Shepherd ('62) in NC - 01/28/05:

Hi Carol:
 
Thank you so much for the birthday greeting...I'm having a great day!  Attached is a more up to date picture of me for your
archive (just for kicks).  You are terrific....and I appreciate your newsletter so much.  I've ordered the music CDs and looking
forward to them.    That is my birthday gift to myself.....I always buy myself something for my birthday, I think everyone
should do that. 

Typhoons forever....Jennie

           
   

   Oh, GOODY!  Thanks for the photo, Jennie!  I always think it's fun to put faces with our correspondents!

   And I do love your idea about your birthday presents!  I must say, this year you chose wisely!  Dave's CDs are simply
marvelous!


From Steve Veazey ('60) of VA - 01/28/05:

Carol,

I continued to postpone ordering the 5 CDs that the class of ’64 (I believe) had for sale.  And,
now the infamous NNHS Class of ’60 is planning our 45th reunion and we need those CDs
to help us recall those magical tunes.

Can you please let me know who we can order from? 

Many thanks, Steve

   Your class is in for a real treat, Steve!  Those fabulous CDs were compiled by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA himself, and are
available for the asking (of course, a donation is good, too!)

   Email him at nnhs64@cox.net and put the words “NNHS 64 / 40 REUNION 5-CD SET” as the subject.

   You’re gonna love ‘em!  Thanks, Steve!


Again from Steve Veazey ('60) of VA - 01/28/05:

Carol, I won’t be the first to say “You’re worth your weight in GOLD”!!!

Many thanks, Steve

P.S.  When we determine our date/site for our 45th year, I’ll pass it to you.

   OOOH, thass a lotta gold!  WILD GIGGLES!!! 

   Although, actually (and blessedly), it's not as much now as it was four years ago:

http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat/DrAtkinsDiet.html - OUCH!

   We'll be looking forward to hearing your reunion details.  Thanks again, Steve!


From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to Steve Veazey ('60) of VA - 01/29/05:

Hi Steve,
 
Here are the details for the CD Offer.  Simply send me your address and I will load you in the queue. 
However, please be patient as there are 42 orders ahead of you, and I am burning CDs as fast as I can.
 
TYPHOON Regards,
Dave Spriggs '64 

   You Da Man, Dave!

   Twenty-five years ago, I had a friend who told me that she always played hard rock music to help her accomplish her
housework faster.  I had been playing classical music - silly me.  I put it to the test and found she was absolutely correct. 
However, as the years passed, the CD I found to be the very best for this purpose was this one
:

 

   The other day, quite by accident, I discovered that David's “NNHS 64 / 40 REUNION 5-CD SET” has the same power.  This one has the added advantage
of every song's evoking memories long-forgotten.  I already knew what a fabulous collection it was; I mistakenly thought that this would be a distraction.  I couldn't have been more wrong.

   So if for no other reason, you should order this set to help you with your chores!
GIGGLES!!!

   Seriously, I can't imagine a better mix of nostalgic music for your own personal collection.  For any future Reunions, I cannot imagine any better music playing in the background.  It's great for dancing, talking, or just remembering and dreaming. 
Do yourself a favor.  Order a set.  You'll never regret it.

 
The Singles 1992-2003
by
No Doubt

Format:  Compact Disc Released:  11/25/2003
Label:  Interscope Records
 


From Gloria Woolard Price (HHS - '65) of FL - 01/29/05:

Carol,

I don't know how you manage to input all comments on the right pages......there are so many sites to visit. 
It must be so time consuming. 

I was looking in the Memoriam for more on Skip Walker ('64)........he married (& divorced) my best friend
at HHS, Sally Everett.  And I also saw Tom Poteet.  I don't know which section this would go in, but I
want to share this about him. 
 
We met through my church and became very good friends.  He was driving his motorcycle on the way
to summer school in Hampton.  Those days there was no helmet law.  At the intersection of Kecoughtan
Road and Ivy Home Road, a car ran the stop sign, and Tom's bike hit the car.  I was devastated over his
untimely senseless death.  It was an awesome service at his Lutheran church.  To this day, I have not heard
a better memorial.  I will always remember his sweetness.    
--------------------------
And to Craig Miller ('63 - of FL):  I don't remember a Cookie or Stephanie at the Willis dances.......they're
NNHS, right?
---------------------------
 
To Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI:
I also mourned the loss of Bill's Barbecue.  I didn't think it would ever go away.  But we still have Smitty's
Better Burger
on King Street.......and I go there every time I visit Hampton.  There was also a High's 
on Kecoughtan Road near the Oasis Restaurant.  High's has been long gone, but the Oasis is still there!!  
Does anyone besides me wonder why an ice cream business that successful would go away??
 
Gloria

   Thanks, Gloria!  "Time consuming"???  Did you say, "time consuming"?!?  HA-HA-HA-HA!!!  Hoo-boy, GOOD one!  Well,
um, yes.....

   Anyway, thanks for your remarks about Tom.  I posted your remembrance directly on that page:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/memoriam-all.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/memoriam64.html

   No, the Cookie and Stephanie about whom Craig inquired were Hampton girls.  That's why we can't figure out who they were. 
But it's only a matter of time....

   I also posted your Bill's Barbeque note:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/bills-BBQ.html

   Having lost Bill's Barbeque and ALL the High's Ice Cream Stores, you can't imagine my joy at finding the Oasis still open!
And now I eat there each time I return to the Peninsula!

   You're becoming a regular contributor, Gloria.  You might as well join us; we'd be delighted to have you:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-list.html

   I'd add your name automatically, but it's an opt-in list.  Thanks for everything!


From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/28/05:

Hi Carol, one of the nice things I received in the mail while I was gone was my DVD of the 40th reunion in October. 
So I sat right down and watched and laughed and cried all over again.  It does not get much better than that...when
Wayne Taylor ('55 - of FL) gave Coach Mitchell the game ball I was sobbing.  We are keeping warm and have our
driveway shoveled out...if I knew about Captain (Hunter) Todd's ('57 - of TX) party I would have stayed in Texas! 
We have all heard that company and fish stink after three days so we did not stay anywhere longer than three days...
Love, Jean

   Thanks, Jean!  I do know what you mean!  What amazes me is that I keep reacting exactly the same at all the same places
in the video - no matter how many times I watch it!  It's really kind of weird that way!

   That reminds me - if you haven't yet ordered a copy of that amazing video presentation from Tommy Flax for the Class
of 1964's Reunion
last October,
why on earth have you not???  Seriously, I can think of no reason why you'd want to pass
up this opportunity.  If there is some valid reason, please let me know, to satisfy my own outrageous curiosity.  It can't be the cost. 
I
even sprang for the fifteen bucks, and we all know what a cheapskate I am!

    The DVD or VHS version can be ordered for a $15.00 donation from Tom Flax, 2413 Adair Court, Va. Beach, VA 23456.  You
may also email him at: nnhs40video@yahoo.com.


HERE COME THE TRAINS:

From Fred Eubank ('64) of TX - 01/28/05:

Carol,

I showed my 6th grader (Chris) the train ‘word’ problem and he offers the following:

The freight train (FT) will have traveled 120 miles (60 miles/hour x 2 hours) when the passenger train (PT) leaves the station
at 6:30.  The distance formula for FT is D = 120 + 60t.  The distance formula for PT is D = 90t.  When PT catches FT, the two
distances must be equal.  Then, 120 + 60t = 90t.  Solving for t = 4 hours, and substituting that into either distance formula gives
D = 360 miles.  Double this distance from the station is 720 miles.  PT will travel 720 miles in t = 720/90 = 8 hours.  Slowpoke
FT will have traveled only 120 + (60 x 8) = 600 miles by then.  Hope this helps. 

Keep up your great web work.

Fred Eubank, NNHS Class of 1964
Chris Eubank, Barbara Bush MS Class of 2007
San Antonio
, TX

    Thanks, Fred - and Chris!


From Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR - 01/29/05:

Freight Train Math Word Saga continues! 

This from Jim Bonsey (Kailua High - Oahu - '74) - husband of Gail Kiger Bonsey (FHS '73): 

 
Carol/Joe:    The passenger train would need to be traveling at least twice as fast as the freight train in order
to ever go twice the distance.  At 1-1/2 times the speed, it will NEVER get twice as far" (i.e.,  in 1 billion hours,
the freight train will travel 60 billion miles and the
passenger train only 90 billion...always 1-1/2 times the distance
). 
 gb

   Thanks, Gail - and Jim!

   Then just for fun I called in my own expert:

From my Friend, Mark Ratledge (Reid Ross HS, Fayetteville, NC - '73; NC State - '77) of NC - 01/30/05:

Answer: 4 hours. It took 4 hours to get 360 miles at 90 mph, it will take 4 more hours to get 720 miles,
double the original distance.

    Thanks, Mark!

   Okay, Joe - how are we doing???


From Forrest Powell ('63) of VA - 01/29/05:

Carol, 

Looking at the Magruder School picture from Jean (Lankes) Toth (Hampton HS - '7 ) on 1/27/05,
I recognized the following:  

L to R Front Row - none.
Second Row -  Raymond Andrews ('63), Tommy Payne ('63), Ronnie Tilley ('63);
Back Row - Joe Wright ('63), Chris Ellis ('64), Carroll Keen ?, and I think the teacher is Ms. Nachman,
but not sure.

      
Forrest Powell '63

   Thanks, Forrest!  YEA!  We're filling in those blanks!  I'll try to post those pix on the Magruder page this afternoon....


From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/29/05:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html

I always suspected that the Warwick Boulevard Krispy Kreme was the current site of my 30+ year family vet.  The vet's
address is 9804, but they long ago expanded into the former site of the KK at 9802.  Notice the bump out on the right side
of the building. I am convinced that this was the KK drive-thru.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/krispy-kreme.html - WOW!  I know you've told me this before; now you have the image for proof!

Here is the "Now" view of the Braxton-Perkins American Legion building. It is relatively unchanged over the years.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/American-Legion-25.html - WOWZERS!  I'm impressed!  I had the impression they had moved.

         
Saturday, January 29, 2005 Saturday, January 29, 2005          

Sarah's image of the North End Colonial Store made me want to capture the "Now" image.  Incidentally, Colonial Stores
evolved from the Pender chain. The creator of that chain, David Pender once lived in a home about 100 yards from mine
here in Norfolk.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/colonial-stores.html and http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/calvary-baptist.html

   To quote one of my favorite lines from the Reunion video DVD, as Mr. Wilson said, "Well..."

Here is the current condition of the former Bostic Upholstery. Like many old storefronts, it is now a church.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/bostic-upholstery.html - And the building still stands and serves a good purpose!  YEA!

         
Saturday, January 29, 2005 Saturday, January 29, 2005          

And here is the current image of Bernard's Variety Store.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/bernards.html - Was there a Stuart Gardens kid anywhere who didn't delight in going to "Minnie's"???

As we all know, a scan of a scan is a bad plan. It is even more true that a scan of a copy is exceedingly sloppy. Nevertheless,
here is an image of Tarey's from a late 60's Anchor.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/tareys.html - Having solved your long-standing mystery, you now have an image of it!  Congratulations!

         
Saturday, January 29, 2005 Late 1960's          

And as a final treat, I was in the Hilton Library looking for an obit (which I did not find), so I decided to have a look at the
Daily Press for 19 August 1946.

           
@ Tuesday, August 20, 1964  

   OHHH, WOWZERONI!!!  If you've not already caught the import of this, scroll down to the six and
seventh entries.  Out in Hope, Arkansas, William Jefferson Clinton was being born with the name, William Jefferson Blythe IV
in honor of his father, who was killed in an automobile accident before Clinton's birth, but in Riverside Hospital in the North End
of Newport News, Virginia, Mr. Spriggs and Mr. DeBerry were pacing the floors together, waiting for their first-born sons!  What
a treasure you found, David!!!  Congratulations!


From Jimmy Dick ('65) of VA - 01/29/05:

Hi Carol,

I am sorry I have been so delinquent in sending any messages. Between the hurricanes (which we recovered
from) and my mom's death (which still is hard on my heart), I have been remiss. But I have to write tonight
after looking at the NNHS site for the first time in a long time. Everyone needs to drop on their knees and pray
for the people of Iraq tomorrow. How courageous! We are sending the promise of freedom around the world.
For all of the Marines, soldiers, sailors, and airmen who have risked or lost their lives, tomorrow is the promise
of the future. God Bless America and God Bless our willingness to support democratic life around the world.
We are who we are because of what we stand for.

   I'm sorry I wasn't able to publish this sooner, Jimmy.  Weekends and I have a very tenuous relationship at best.

   I really appreciate your remarks.  Living so near both Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, the military personnel and
their families are never very far from my thoughts, and at any given time I know more than just a handful of deployed soldiers,
airmen, and Marines.  Their concerns have become my own.  I really appreciate all thoughts and prayers in their behalf,
especially on days as momentous as yesterday.

   I'll add my Amen to your words, Jimmy - thanks!


From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 01/29/05:

Too bad the (Hunter) Todd's ('57) live so far away (in TX)!  Love Mozart!  Our concert (Va Choral Society) is
doing the Requiem and three other pieces in May (6 & 7) with orchestra!  The music is unbelievable! 
BTW - Virginia Choral Society is 75 years old this year, and is the oldest voice choir in Virginia!  We're about 140
voices now and it's really great!
 
AND...........for "Ronnie" - a FEDORA???????????????????????????????????  (Won't be able to get his head
thru the door now!!!)  hee hee
 
Sarah Sugah

   AH, Mozart!  I would love to hear one of your performances!

   GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Sarah Sugah!


From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/30/05:

I have looked at the photo under Manning's Grocery Store, and I believe that Mr. and Mrs. Wilson lived in the
small house on the right side of the photo and later Gertrude and Frank Wilson lived there.  I am almost certain
that is correct.  The Barbershop and Beauty Shop were in the space in between the two houses.  The next time
I see Gertrude I will ask her.  Isn't it funny, there were three neighborhood grocery stores within walking
distance of our house:  Joe's up on Maple and 25th street, Manning's on Buxton and 19th, and Morrison's, which
was on Blair Avenue (I believe on the corner of either Poplar or Sycamore)...then there was the Boulevard Pharmacy,
formerly Turner's Drug Store, on the corner of Buxton and Blair Avenues across from Mary Immaculate Hospital.  
I remember when the drugstore was about the only place within walking distance that had air conditioning and as a
kid my friends and I would walk there for a fountain coke or maybe a sundae on a hot summer Sunday afternoon. 
Mrs. Oldfield worked at the fountain, and she was a sweetheart.

 Thanks, Jean!  Stay tuned; there are more updates coming for this neighborhood.....


From Wirtley Raine Anderson ('56) of FL - 01/30/05:

Carol,

What a pleasant surprise when my daughter in Chicago found your Webpage and forwarded the link

(http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/01-04-05-NNHS-From-a-Distance.html) to us.

Fred Field ('45 of CA) seemed interested in knowing about our family. My father began teaching at NNHS
in 1940 and continued until his death in 1957. My sister Frances returned to begin her teaching career
at NNHS after her graduation from Longwood College to be able to help out at home. Daddy had his first
heart attack in 1956 and a fatal one in 1957. I had just begun college. We also have a younger sister Ede
who was only 7 at the time.

NNHS was a second family to us - a close knit group. We will always be indebted to the faculty for so many
kindnesses shown us. And thanks to Fred for remembering Daddy and Frances.

Wirtley Raine Anderson

   WOW!  What a surprise to hear from you!  Thanks, Wirtley!  That must have been an unusual surprise for all of you as well,
to suddenly see all of those family portraits online!


From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 01/30/05:

Trivia Question: Where did the name "Dixie Hospital" originate?

   I thought this was a rather obvious answer, but I was mistaken.  If you think you know, let us hear from you.  Thanks, Babe!


   WHEW!!!

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Johnny B. Goode

(Chuck Berry)


Deep down in Louisiana, close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens,
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well?
But he could play the guitar just like a ringin' a bell.

Chorus:
Go! Go! Go, Johnny, go! go!
Go, Johnny, go! go!
Go, Johnny, go! go!
Go, Johnny, go! go! Johnny B. Goode

He used to carry his guitar in a gunnysack,
Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track.
Old engineers would see him sittin' in the shade,
Strummin' with the rhythm that the drivers made.
When people passed him by they would stop and say,
'Oh, my but that little country boy could play'

Chorus

His mother told him, 'someday you will be a man,
You will be the leader of a big ol' band.
Many people comin' from miles around
Will hear you play your music when the sun go down.
Maybe someday your name'll be in lights,
Sayin' 'Johnny B. Goode tonight''

Chorus


"Johnny B. Goode" midi courtesy of http://www.hamienet.com
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks, Dave!  This MIDI is WAAAY cool!

"Johnny B. Goode" lyrics courtesy of http://gurolcanbek.tripod.com/100hits/song027.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
- 01/22/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Twirling Guitar clip art courtesy of http://www.cliphoto.com/index0.htm  – 01/27/05

Twirling Treble Clef clip art courtesy of http://www.cliphoto.com/index0.htm - 01/23/05

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